Trump Tells NYT He’d Keep ‘An Open Mind’ On Global Warming

President-elect Donald Trump told New York Times reporters and editors he would keep “an open mind” when it came to deciding whether or not to pull out of the United Nations global warming agreement.

Trump also said having “clean air is vitally important,” according to a tweet from a NYT reporter, and admitted there’s “some connectivity” between humans and global warming.

Trump’s NYT interview came after he reportedly cancelled a meeting with the paper set for Tuesday, then criticized the Times for the “nasty tone” they take when covering him.

The Times later disputed reports Trump tried to change the ground rules of the interview at the last minute. NYT reporters were reportedly blindsided by Trump’s cancellation.

“We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to,” Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said in a statement.

So is this an about-face for Trump on global warming?

Trump’s previously called global warming a “hoax” perpetuated by the Chinese to hinder U.S. competitiveness, but he took a more moderate tone on the issue during the general election.

On the campaign trail, Trump promised to pull out of the UN’s Paris climate treaty and repeal the Obama administration’s signature global warming rule for power plants.

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    Amber

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    If Trump is serious about “draining the swamp ” there is no better example to take out than the $Trillion con game of mann made global warming .
    How long did they expect us to stand in a barrel while they pee’d on the public and not
    have us even wiggle .
    Do the right thing Mr . Trump . Please honor your pledge or you are going to lose credibility real fast . Of course there is going to be some major howling from the people who are the beneficiaries of on of the largest scams in history but they were never loyal to you and never will be .
    The Green Party (Democrat recount) is a disrespectful last gasp attempt to put the plug back in the drain . America will never be Great Again when Green Wash criminals are screwing the public with government backing .
    Your call Mr. Trump .

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